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From the Ted Talk by James Flynn: Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents'

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But I've talked about education and employment. Some of the habits of mind that we have deelpoved over the 20th century have paid off in unexpected areas. I'm primarily a moral philosopher. I merely have a holiday in psychology, and what interests me in general is marol debate. Now over the last century, in developed ntiaons like America, moral debate has eacaetsld because we take the haeictophytl seriously, and we also take ursalviens seriously and look for ligocal connections. When I came home in 1955 from university at the time of Martin Luther King, a lot of people came home at that time and started having arguments with their parents and grandparents. My father was born in 1885, and he was mildly ricllaay biased. As an Irishman, he hated the English so much he didn't have much emotion for anyone else. (Laughter) But he did have a ssnee that baclk pploee were inferior. And when we said to our parents and grandparents, "How would you feel if tomorrow morning you woke up black?" they said that is the dumbest thing you've ever said. Who have you ever known who woke up in the morning — (Laughter) — that turned black?

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But I've talked about education and employment. Some of the habits of mind that we have _________ over the 20th century have paid off in unexpected areas. I'm primarily a moral philosopher. I merely have a holiday in psychology, and what interests me in general is _____ debate. Now over the last century, in developed _______ like America, moral debate has _________ because we take the ____________ seriously, and we also take __________ seriously and look for _______ connections. When I came home in 1955 from university at the time of Martin Luther King, a lot of people came home at that time and started having arguments with their parents and grandparents. My father was born in 1885, and he was mildly ________ biased. As an Irishman, he hated the English so much he didn't have much emotion for anyone else. (Laughter) But he did have a _____ that _____ ______ were inferior. And when we said to our parents and grandparents, "How would you feel if tomorrow morning you woke up black?" they said that is the dumbest thing you've ever said. Who have you ever known who woke up in the morning — (Laughter) — that turned black?

Solution

  1. racially
  2. black
  3. people
  4. escalated
  5. moral
  6. sense
  7. hypothetical
  8. nations
  9. developed
  10. universals
  11. logical

Original Text

But I've talked about education and employment. Some of the habits of mind that we have developed over the 20th century have paid off in unexpected areas. I'm primarily a moral philosopher. I merely have a holiday in psychology, and what interests me in general is moral debate. Now over the last century, in developed nations like America, moral debate has escalated because we take the hypothetical seriously, and we also take universals seriously and look for logical connections. When I came home in 1955 from university at the time of Martin Luther King, a lot of people came home at that time and started having arguments with their parents and grandparents. My father was born in 1885, and he was mildly racially biased. As an Irishman, he hated the English so much he didn't have much emotion for anyone else. (Laughter) But he did have a sense that black people were inferior. And when we said to our parents and grandparents, "How would you feel if tomorrow morning you woke up black?" they said that is the dumbest thing you've ever said. Who have you ever known who woke up in the morning — (Laughter) — that turned black?

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